When I corrected my friend's grammar in a comment he said
Thanks for correcting me. I guess I need some grammar lessons despite studying for CPA.
I think he was supposed to say besides, not despite.
Grammar has nothing to do with CPA (certified public accounting) as Despite would mean that studying cpa wasn't enough to prevent him from making some mistake that needed to be corrected,
and Besides would simply mean
in addition to studying for CPA I need some grammar lessons
Despite makes sense too, but the idea is off as CPA has nothing to do with grammar
But wait. What if he meant I guess I need some grammar lessons despite being involved in a process that requires an advanced understanding of grammar clearly an advanced understanding of grammar is required to understand the questions in the exam.
hey but hasn't it got ambiguous?
now technically besides and despite work the same way in this sentence
Damn I'm confused